The National Open Science and Research Steering Group in Finland has awarded the Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies with the Advancers of Open Science (Avoimuuden edistäjät) 2021 award. This prestigious honour is a recognition of the CoE’s merits in the strategic advancement of open science in their research work, and it was presented at the Open Science Autumn 2021 conference held on the 24th of November in Turku.